3 from Illinois fatally shot at Wisconsin drag racing track; search on for suspect

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UNION GROVE, Wis. — Three people from Illinois were shot and killed during an auto racing event on Sunday, a Wisconsin sheriff told WGN.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. after receiving reports about shots being fired.

The three men were shot by another man at point-blank range near a food vendor, Beth said at a news conference Sunday night. No suspects were arrested and no one else was injured.

According to the Associated Press, Kenosha County sheriff's Sgt. Mark Malecki said Monday that the victims were known gang members from the Aurora area. He says the man shot them at point-blank range.

Malecki says investigators are looking into the possibility that the shooter is from a rival gang.

Two of the men died at the scene, and the third died while being transported to a hospital. Beth said at least two of the men were from Aurora, Illinois.

The sheriff's office estimated that more than 5,000 people were at the raceway for an event known as "Larry's Fun Fest." The track's website shows the event included drag racing, tailgating, live entertainment and a car show.

Union Grove is about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) south of Milwaukee.

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